French Director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli Dies

PARIS — French director Jean-Louis Bertuccelli died Friday in Paris. He was 71.

Bertuccelli was best known for “Ramparts of Clay,” a drama turning on a young woman from a small Algerian village who dreams of another life. It won a Jean Vigo prize and represented France in the foreign-language Oscar race in 1971.

Bertuccelli’s other notable credits include “Docteur Francoise Gailland,” starring Annie Girardot as a reputable doctor with a hectic family life who learns she has cancer. Girardot won a Cesar award for her performance in 1976.

“Jean-Louis Bertuccelli was a filmmaker engaged in the general interest of his art. More than anything, he looked at the world around us in a sincere and political way,” stated the guild of authors, directors and producers  (ARP), of which Bertuccelli was a member.

The helmer’s daughter, Julie Bertuccelli, is a critically-hailed filmmaker, whose Charlotte Gainsbourg starrer “The Tree” closed the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.

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